Search suspended for man off Galveston coast

Published 7:52 am Friday, October 12, 2018

Special to The News

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person last seen in the water near Seawolf Park in Galveston on Thursday.

Search crews covered more than 259 square miles for about 23 hours.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report Wednesday evening of a person in the water from the ferry John W. Johnson. The walk-on passenger was reported to be a Hispanic male in his early 30s wearing a cream jacket, green shirt and blue jeans.

Involved in the search were:

  • An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  • A Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium and a 29-foot Response Boat–Small
  • Galveston Police Department
  • Two motorized lifeboats from the John W. Johnson